Fancy word Everygirls should know: visceral
Why we chose this fancy word: Visceral is commonly known as the word-you’ve-heard-but-have-no-clue-what-it-means. It’s a great go-to word for boosting your level of verbal sophistication (read: “I really connected with the text on a visceral level,” or, “the painting ignited in me something visceral). Use visceral today and astound friends, family, and professors with your sensitivity and insight.
Definition: visceral (adj.) pronunciation: vis-er-uhl
- inward, deep rooted feeling in opposition of intellect.
Use this word in a sentence: Our writer, Annie, has a visceral fear of over-sized spoons. Update: she’s fine with large forks.
Have you been using past fancy words?
masticate= chew, chomp
dalliance= trifling away of time, dawdling; flirting
quotidian= daily, usual or customary; everyday
insouciant = free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree
self-effacing = not drawing attention to oneself; modest
picayune = of little value or account; small; trifling
risible = causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
parvenu = someone who has recently acquired wealth or importance but has not yet developed the appropriate manners
usurious = charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money
blandishment = something that flatters or coaxes
innocuous = not harmful
fruition = attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment
libation = a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity
ubiquitous = existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time
chimerical = highly unrealistic; wildly fanciful
pithy = brief or forceful
euphemism = nice way of saying something unpleasant
loquacious = talkative, babbling
osculation = a kiss
resplendent = having a splendid appearance
pedantic = ostentatious in one’s learning
compendium = summary or account of a subject